Pitztal valley hike and glacier visit

The valley path runs through the entire Pitztal valley as a cycle and hiking route. We follow the upper part of the path on the bank of the Pitze stream and make afterwards a side trip up to 3,440 m a.s.l. by the Pitztaler Bergbahnen cable car.

A nice walk along the brook and as a bonus an excursion to the “roof of Tyrol”? Both can be combined well in a day tour – at least in the beautiful Pitztal valley. Starting point of our walk is the village of Trenkwald above St. Leonhard – of course you can start from any hamlet in the valley and make the hike longer or shorter. From Trenkwald, for example, it takes about 2 hours to Mittelberg, where the cable car starts up to the Pitztal Glacier.

The mountain railway tickets are not quite cheap, but the trip is something very special. First the tunnel funicular to the Mittagskogel, then we continue in the panorama cabins of the Wildspitzbahn cable car. At the rear Brunnenkogel mountain we probably have the most beautiful view which we can reach with such little effort: in front of us the snow-white slopes of the Wildspitze mountain, with 3,772 m the highest peak of North Tyrol and the Ötztal Alps. And a panoramic view that stretches from the peaks of the Engadine to the Ortles and the Dolomites, to the peaks of the Stubai and Zillertal valleys and the Northern Limestone Alps. The panorama restaurant at the mountain station at 3,440 m a.s.l. invites to a visit, it is also the highest located bakery in Europe.

Author: AT

If you want to do this walking tour please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Trenkwald near St. Leonhard in the Pitztal valley
Markers: Talwanderweg, Mittelberg
Distance: 6.4 km (Trenkwald-Mittelberg, each direction)
Walking time: about 2 hours (Trenkwald-Mittelberg, each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 230 m (+ 1,710 m by cable car)
Altitude level: between 1,500 and 1,730 m a.s.l. (3,440 m a.s.l. mountain station of the Wildspitzbahn cable car)
Experienced in: July 2018

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Post
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    Hotel Post

  2. Posthotel Kassl
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    Posthotel Kassl

  3. Hotel Sonnblick
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    Hotel Sonnblick

  4. Hotel Tauferberg
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    Hotel Tauferberg

  5. Hotel Falknerhof am Ursprung
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    Hotel Falknerhof am Ursprung

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